Pelini apologizes for sideline behavior

November, 22, 2010
11/22/10
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Nebraska coach Bo Pelini apologized Monday for the behavior that prompted university chancellor Harvey Perlman to call his actions "unfortunate" on Sunday.

"You don’t agree with every call that’s made in a game. But there’s a way to deal with it. I probably got too animated at times. And I regret that. I apologize for it," Pelini said.

Pelini was shown arguing with officials multiple times during the broadcast of Saturday night's loss to Texas A&M, and after the game, he berated an official as he left the field.

Cameras also showed Pelini screaming at quarterback Taylor Martinez after the freshman returned from the locker room in the first half. Rumors swirled Sunday that Martinez had quit the team, but Pelini said on Monday those were unfounded and Martinez remained a member of the team.

"I understand where Chancellor Perlman is coming from. I have the administration’s full support. That hasn’t changed," Pelini said. "It’s one thing to disagree, but it’s how you disagree. It’s something I could have done better the other night."

Nebraska will play for a Big 12 North title on Friday when it hosts Colorado. A win would put the Huskers back into the Big 12 Championship for the second consecutive season.

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